Why you need a domestic shredding service
You may think that a professional shredding service is just for the workplace. Think again!
A domestic shredding service could save you a lot of time and hassle, plus it could work out more cost effective than shredding yourself.
Why shred paper?
There are several reasons to shred paper. The range of important documents containing sensitive information are varied. From bank statements to legal documents or medical information to old payslips, these are all documents you don’t want to end up in the wrong hands. Leaving your name, date of birth and National Insurance details for anyone to see could put you at risk of identity theft.
If you’ve acquired a large amount of paper documentation, you may be wondering what to do with it all. One of these situations could be following the death of a relative. You may suddenly find yourself having to handle hundreds of personal records and not know where to start. It can be an arduous and upsetting task sifting through so many documents, then worrying about how to dispose of them.
Don’t throw out with the general waste
To avoid risk of data and identity theft, never throw your paper records out with the general household waste. It could leave your confidential information wide open to being used fraudulently. With 190,000 cases of identity theft recorded in the UK in a year and rising, it’s an issue that can’t be ignored. It proves we should all be careful about what information we supply and leave visible to potential identity thieves.
What to do with shredded paper
If you do own a home paper shredder then it can be tricky to dispose of the pieces of shredded paper. Many councils do not accept shredded paper as the tiny pieces can get stuck and jam the recycling machinery. Unless you have pets or a compost bin then you’ll need somewhere to take the shredded paper. Instead, you could remove all that hassle and use a professional company to take away your paper. It’s easy to do so. All you need to do is request how many shredding sacks you think you’ll need, fill them up, securely seal them and then book in your collection date. We pick them up from you just as we would at a place of business.
Look after the environment too
By using a domestic shredding service you’re not only helping to prevent identity theft; you’re also looking after the environment too. Paper is one of the world’s most easily recycled products, and a professional service means that your documents are ultimately taken to a paper mill and recycled. Due to the bulk amount of paper, the mills readily accept shredded paper when it’s professionally baled.
If you’re interested in our domestic shredding service, then please contact our team for a quote.